• Robin Solsjö Höglund

    ★★½ Watched by Robin Solsjö Höglund 08 Sep, 2014

    Netflix encourages insomnia. The Walking Dead's own David Morrisey is in this. I was just looking for some Roman based action.

    In Centurion a group of Roman soldiers are caught behind enemy lines and hunted by Picts.

    Neil Marshall gives me a love/hate vibe. This is written and filmed like a modern ragtag soldier movie, and the extreme energy and unwavering pace keeps it from getting boring, but it also makes it feel comedic in an unintentional way (or is…

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  • fatpie42

    ★★ Watched by fatpie42 20 Oct, 2012

    Pretty much the main star of this film is none other than... *drumroll*... Michael Fassbender. Oh yeah, the Fass is here and he's giving just as awesome a performance as ever.

    And yes, there is a lot to enjoy in this film. The characters are endearing, though the attempt to flesh them out only goes so far. There are quite a lot of characters and many seem to get killed off just as you are getting to know them. Noel…

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  • rossboyask

    ★½ Watched by rossboyask 23 Aug, 2014

    Taken me 4 attempts to watch this film. Fantastic cast and cinematography. I should like it, but I think it's utter rubbish. There's something very wrong with the editing, and with the screenplay.

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  • Andrew Ford

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Andrew Ford 28 Jul, 2014

    Better than I'd remembered (even though I lowered my rating this time around), Fassbender is fantastic, and Liam Cunningham is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors. Neil Marshall doesn't get enough credit as an editor, and the violence throughout is accomplished with a surprisingly seamless mix of CG and practical effects.

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  • Matt Heiser

    ★★ Added by Matt Heiser

    After the HBO series Rome, it must be really difficult to come up with a movie about Rome that can come close to the quality of the series (in story or production). This is very reminiscent of another recent movie set during the Roman Empire, The Eagle, and like that film, it is very generic and unmemorable. When you waste both Michael Fassbender and Dominic West, you know your movie has problems. There just isn't much of a story to care about, that its main problem. It has a great cast and good director, but it just doesn't go anywhere interesting.

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  • Gonçalo

    ★★½ Watched by Gonçalo 16 Jul, 2014

    "Centurion" has some good fighting scenes but you never really care about any of the characters. Its rushed ending doesn't help either.

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  • matt lynch

    ★½ Watched by matt lynch 12 Jul, 2014 6

    another potentially sturdy piece of junk food ruined by Marshall's incompetent cutting and over-coverage. it's a good thing the "Game of Thrones" guys don't let him have control of his edits. the guy's a total hack.

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  • Michael Buice

    ★★ Watched by Michael Buice 30 Jun, 2014

    One of the toughest things to accept as a cinephile is disappointment over a film that has all the right ingredients but never comes together to form a satisfying whole. Such is the case with Centurion. Here we have one of the finest actors working today surrounded by an abundance of talent and a director whose previous work rightfully carries an air of excitement to any new film he releases. (Seriously, Dog Soldiers is great and highly underrated, and I've…

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  • Franni

    ★★★ Watched by Franni 27 Jun, 2014

    Actually better than I expected. The filmmakers almost realized no one wants to cheer on Romans when there's an awesome lady who is trying to get her revenge on the said shitty Romans. Fassbender was as good as always. If only it had been a little shorter, there had been less Romans and the women were more fleshed out, this would have been a great film.

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  • moviedave

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by moviedave 25 Jun, 2014

    Centurion is a gore packed swords n sandals Roman chase movie, about the ill fated Ninth legion, who march north of the wall into Pictish territory.

    they are slaughtered and the survivors are hunted like animals as they try to escape their Pictish pursuers, who want their heads.

    I have to say I thought the critics were a bit harsh with this movie.
    In fact it maddens me, exactly what do they want to see? fucking critics.
    Its about the…

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  • yaykisspurr

    ★★ Watched by yaykisspurr 20 Jun, 2014

    I watched this on Huluplus simply because I wanted to see Michael Fassbender in action, easily one of movie fans favorite little known actors. I enjoyed the setup of the movie and then it went all to pieces. Part of this was the loss of Dominic West as the General of the 9th Legion. He was the perfect foil for Fassbender's low energy thinking man and yet they had little screen time together.

    Once the major battles were through this…

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  • J. J. Wright

    ★★ Watched by J. J. Wright 15 Jun, 2014

    Sorely mishandled. Its uber-graphic violence is numbing, comically over-the-top and utterly depersonalized, not shocking, exciting, or horrifying. It is an interesting historical story, one that could do well being fictionalized, but Marshall bungles the beats from the (pointless) in media res opening on, and every scene of death and destruction is tainted with arbitrariness. The characters, such as they are, seem to be here to suffer misfortunes and die to keep Fassbender's character's story going. It's a familiar pattern in…

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